May 20, 2019

NRO's space launch director receives satellite reconnaissance award

Col. Matthew E. Skeen, director, National Reconnaissance Office’s (NRO) Office of Space Launch (OSL), was recognized as the 2019 Jimmie D. Hill Award recipient during a National Military Intelligence Foundation (NMIF) banquet in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia on May 19, 2019.  Col. Skeen is recognized for his exemplary dedication and professional

March 21, 2019

D-21 Declassified: NRO Technology Ahead of its Time Finds a New Home

Stealthy, sleek, able to fly at speeds over Mach 3.3 at an altitude of over 90,000 feet, the NRO’s D-21 drone, 1960’s technology ahead of its time, landed in a new home at the Southern Museum of Flight (SMF) here.On March 21, 2019, the Museum hosted historians from NRO’s Center for the Study of Reconnaissance (CSNR) in an event about the D-21 drone